As with assessment of all young children, assessment of young english-language learners should be guided by specific, beneficial purposes, with appropriate adaptations to meet the. English language learner assessments jim cummins to develop the pearson english language system—the first and only integrated solution for you and your english learners that includes assessment, instructional materials, and professional development browse assessments. The no child left behind (nclb) act has made a great impact on states' policies in assessing english language learner (ell) students the legislation requires states to develop or adopt sound assessments in order to validly measure the ell students' english language proficiency (elp), as well as.
Ell assessments are designed for tracking students' language skills progress at key points in the school year assessments at all grade ranges give teachers in-depth information about students' language development across the domains of speaking, writing, reading, and listening. Margo gottlieb answered questions about what it takes to create english-language-proficiency standards and assessments and how those tools can be used to improve instruction. Discover how to bridge the gap between equitably assessing linguistic and academic performance this well-documented text examines the unique needs of the growing population of english language learners (ells) and describes strategies for implementing instructional assessment of language and content. Assessing english language learners explains and illustrates the main ideas underlying assessment as an activity intimately linked to instruction and the basic principles for developing, using, selecting, and adapting assessment instruments and strategies to assess content knowledge in english language learners (ells.
English language learners face many obstacles when reading literature in english most literature is culture bound we expect students to have prior knowledge of literary genres such as fairy tales, myths, legends, and tall tales. Assessing our english language learner students can be a minefield, especially in the face of potential outside-of-class pressures from administrators, school and district mandates and, in some cases, parent pressure. Assessing ells for special education: 5 pitfalls to avoid request info share this page: home blog assessing ells for special education: 5 pitfalls to avoid aug 19, 2014 by hallie smith, ma ccc-slp culturally competent assessment of english language learners for special education services. Featuring dr lorraine valdez pierce, discussing effective classroom strategies for assessing english language learners. Where we stand on assessing young english language learners t he dramatic increase in cultural and linguistic di- versity among children and families in early childhood.
Assessing english language learners’ content knowledge in middle school classrooms this 1 believe characteristics • assessment and evaluation programs that promote quality learning • high expectations for every member of the learning community. Assessment for english language learners this section addresses the critical questions of how to properly assess and place english language learners (ells) at the school-wide and classroom level to see our other topics related to assessment, visit the following sections. 27-page guidelines for the assessment of english language learners is the latest in a series of research- based ets publications that address quality issues as they relate to fairness and equity in testing. Linda m espinosa & michael l lópez assessment considerations for young english language learners across different levels of accountability linda m espinosa & michael l lópez.
Bibliography includes bibliographical references (p 191-196) and index contents foreword by else hamayan preface about the author 1 assessment of english language learners: the bridge to educational equity 2. To accurately assess english language learners, variations in students’ english language skills, along with the other growth and development variations based on their age, must be considered. For english language learners raditional standardized achievement test outcomes are used for high-stakes deci- sions in assessment and accountability systems throughout the united states. Student assessment home | assessment a–z directory | contact student assessment this webpage contains information on state assessments for english language learners (ells) and includes resources for staar staar l, the linguistically accommodated version of staar texas english language profi.
Alfredo artiles explains that teachers need to assess ell students over time, in both their languages, and in a variety of performance assessments. Assessing english language learners is a good book that is written in support of educators and classroom teachers to effectively teach and assess their culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Language difference vs language disorder: assessment & intervention strategies for slps working with bilingual children the difference versus disorder packets aims to “discuss how to provide effective evidence based practice assessments to bilingual children in order to differentiate english language learners from bilingual children with.
Assessing content knowledge ells need to learn grade level academic content even though they are still in the process of learning english even if ells are at the beginning or intermediate stages of english language development, you can still use their thinking ability and challenge them with content knowledge activities. 1 recommendations for assessing english language learners: english language proficiency measures and accommodation uses1 mikyung kim wolf, joan l herman, lyle f bachman. Assessing english language learners: bridges to educational equity: connecting academic language proficiency to student achievement is a comprehensive resource that intends to build bridges that promote educational equity, particularly in the areas of instruction and assessment.